BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with the Stanley Cup after Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup. (Photo by BB/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ben Smith
Bruins fans might still be a little bitter about losing the NHL championship to the Chicago Blackhawks, but the Stanley Cup came to Connecticut yesterday.
Ben Smith, of Avon, is a 2006 graduate of Westminster School in Simsbury and a 28-year-old right wing for the Blackhawks.
He was called up from the AHL team to join the Blackhawks for the final game and invited players from the Northern Lights and the Simsbury and Avon youth hockey programs to join in the festivities.